Author Archives: Tim McComsey
At one time, low fat and fat free foods were all the rage. Anyone looking to shed a few pounds simply cut out calories, mostly from fat. We put our trust in medical professionals, and our doctors and dietitians told us fat would make us fat, so we need to stop eating it! Fast forward 20 years and obesity has skyrocketed, while high cholesterol, diabetes, and heart disease are more prevalent than ever.
High Intensity Interval Training can often be referred to as the Tabata method, which was named after and created by Izumi Tabata, Ph.D., a former researcher at Japan’s National Institute of Fitness.
I am an expert in healthy eating for a healthy, fit body. You might catch me downing a SunWarrior protein shake, or eggs and oatmeal on a regular basis, but I’ll be honest: I also indulge in the sweeter things in life! That’s what a healthy lifestyle is all about: balance.
Aloe vera is one of the oldest mentioned plants used for health purposes, dating all the way back to the ancient Chinese and Egyptians. They used this resilient, cactus-looking plant (a hearty succulent known as the “Lily of the Desert”) for its beneficial properties. As you may remember from science class, succulents are able to retain water in poor climates or soil conditions, which makes them perfectly self-hydrating.
Known as the ‘Grain of the Gods’ by the Incas and other South American cultures, quinoa is officially a hot and healthy culinary ingredient, and it can be used for so much more than a side.
Low calorie! All natural! Fat free! Sugar free! High protein! If the delicious foods that shout these headlines at us as we push our carts down the grocery aisle are so readily available to those of us who are conscious of both our health and our waistlines, then why is it so darn hard to stay healthy and trim?
As a Registered Dietician I get a lot of questions from friends about what they should be eating, and I’ve heard some pretty crazy things. One friend recently told me that in an effort to lose weight he’s been eating fruits and vegetables exclusively for several weeks. Macronutrients are a vital part of a healthy diet; they alone will not sustain your body. While every body is different in its needs; however, a major component to all balanced diets is protein.
Do work, family or other circumstances have you feeling stressed? Does it bring inconsistency to your mood and energy levels? The root of the issue begins with stress hormones which can sabotage your health efforts when you’re stressed.
Kale is one hot menu item these days. Everyone from A-list celebrities to athletes and politicians are raving about the health benefits of this dark, leafy, “king of the greens.”
Weight loss is a hot topic this time of year as people are donning their swimsuits and shedding layers to beat the heat by the pool and at the beach. Why is ‘weight loss’ the important topic of conversation rather than body composition? My personal training clients rarely see dramatic weight loss up front because the focus of my training and nutrition is to build lean muscle mass and create a healthy lifestyle.